McLaren is a British car manufacturer that appears in all Forza series titles since Forza Motorsport 2.
In 1985, McLaren Cars was founded in 1985 by Ron Dennis and went on to release the McLaren F1 supercar in 1992. McLaren Racing, then known as Bruce McLaren Motor Racing, was founded by Bruce McLaren in 1963, with the first McLaren race car, the M1A and its successor M1B, being built and emerging the dominant victor in the Can-Am championship with 43 victories. In 1965, the M2B, McLaren's first Formula One race car, debuted at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Founded in 2010, McLaren Automotive, replacing McLaren Cars, produces supercars and hypercars, usually produced in-house at designated production facilities, following three branding strategies: the entry-level "Sports Series", which consists of the 570S, 540C, and 570GT; the mid-range "Super Series", which consists of the 650S, 675LT, and 720S; and the top-of-the-line "Ultimate Series", which currently consists of the P1. As of July 2017, McLaren Automotive is now fully owned by the McLaren Technology Group, which is also now known as simply McLaren Group.
Since 1990, McLaren Automotive of England has designed and produced a limited number of exclusive, high-performance road cars. The organization is named after the late Bruce McLaren, a New Zealand-born racing driver, engineer, and race-car designer whose creations won races in series ranging from Formula One to CanAm. The McLaren F1 is a 240-mph supercar that uses technology from Formula One racing, including a strong, lightweight carbon fiber monocoque structure. Between 1992 and 1998, McLaren built 100 F1s, priced in excess of $1 million each. The F1's 6-liter, 627 horsepower BMW V12 gives this exotic three-seat coupe tremendous speed and acceleration, and the chassis provides handling to match. In 1995, F1s took first, third, fourth, and fifth places at 24 Hours of Le Mans, proving that a million dollars also buys impressive durability and racing capability. In 1999, McLaren started working with DaimlerChrysler to develop and build the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The car debuted in 2003. For a lucky few with $450,000 to spend, the new SLR provides unsurpassed levels of speed, handling, safety, and comfort. Like the McLaren F1, the SLR wraps a very powerful engine and a luxury interior in a lightweight composite structure. Its 5.4-liter, 617 horsepower AMG V8 propels the SLR to over 200 mph.